Serge Ibaka To Represent Thunder In 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest
OKLAHOMA CITY, January 5, 2011 – Oklahoma City Thunder Forward/Center Serge Ibaka will be one of four participants in the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, to be held on Saturday night, February 19th, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend festivities, it was announced today by the NBA. Ibaka will be joined by Clippers Forward Blake Griffin, Bucks Guard Brandon Jennings and Wizards Center JaVale McGee.
Ibaka (6-10/235) will be featured in a special online video series, "Sprite Slam Dunk: Countdown to the Contest," that will give fans an inside look at his preparations for the event. The series will feature each participant matched up with a dunk coach who will work with his respective player to create and practice some of the electrifying dunks that will take place during the event in Los Angeles. Ibaka will prepare with Thunder teammate and 2009-10 NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant.